Andrew is versatile, multi-lingual, globally-minded transportation planner. His professional interests are in policy analysis, active transportation, land use-transportation issues, regional planning initiatives, and transportation planning, policy, and design. He possesses strong all-around skills in report writing, data analysis, GIS, and research.
More detailed information can be found on my LinkedIn profile.
MURP – Master of Urban and Regional Planning
University of California – Irvine, CA
Sept 2011 – June 2013
Professional Report: First- and Last-mile Strategies for Metrolink
BA in Liberal Arts, Concentration in International Studies
Soka University of America – Aliso Viejo, CA
August 2002-May 2006
Senior Capstone: Regionalism in Spain and the European Union Context
International Baccalaureate Diploma & Regular Diploma
Poudre High School – Fort Collins, CO
August 1999 – May 2002
Senior Capstone : Carfree Cities
Strong data analysis skills including basic knowledge of SPSS and Stata with multiple linear regression.
Strong basic and intermediate knowledge and experience with ESRI ArcGIS.
Native English speaker with strong spoken and written business-level Spanish. Good spoken and written French and conversational in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese.
Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of products: Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access in Office 2003, 2007 and 2010.
Some experience and knowledge of SQL query language and relational database using Microsoft SQL
Basic knowledge of regional economic analysis methods and real estate pro formas.
Basic hand drafting and design skills and knowledge of Google Sketch-Up.
Central Transportation Planning Staff/Boston Regional MPO
Transit Planner, Transit Service Planning Group
January 2014 – Present (1+ years)
Wrote & edited reports on Title VI and Environmental Justice, Civil Rights, service and fare policy analysis, and submissions to the FTA and FHWA for state department of transportation, metropolitan planning organizations, and transit operators. Consulted for food systems planning as a subject-matter expert.
Metrolink/Southern California Regional Rail Authority
Intern, Planning & Research
February 2012 – December 2013 (1 year 10 months)
Los Angeles, CA
Wrote & edited sections of Metrolink’s Title VI Service Equity Analysis for 2012. Developed service coverage standard. Created monthly reports on regional economic conditions and call center metrics, quarterly sales and ridership reports. Also, created reports on ridership load factors, fare change and policy, and fare evasion citations. Wrote memos on Metrolink ridership characteristics and local county economic profiles. Conducted research on topics including: transportation modeling, carpool and ridesharing, and supplemental bus services. Edited and reviewed GIS geocoded survey data and strategic plans for market research and planning. Created electronic surveys in Survey Analytics.
Soka University of America
June 2006 – August 2011 (5 years 3 months)
Aliso Viejo, CA
Provided desk-side (in-person), e-mail, and telephone support as a technician to all users of the University community. Supported users with generic office productivity software as well as specialized software including SPSS, EndNote, and ArcGIS. Supervised ten to twelve part-time student employees and prepared, created content for, and conducted training for student staff. Administrated servers that were required for the front-end support staff including storage, application, and anti-virus software servers. Implemented a change of HelpDesk request management software in 2010. Developed content for support website as well as marketing efforts.
Accomplishments: created and successfully ran a training program for student employees, which led to an increase of more than 10 percentage points in customer satisfaction for desktop support; collaborated in HelpDesk customer service walk-in desk remodel; successfully managed HelpDesk request management software migration, the first time without incident; started a successful yearly marketing and feedback campaign for student laptop purchase program.
Soka University of America
October 2002 – May 2006 (Service years: 3 years 2 months)
Aliso Viejo, CA
Provided desk-side (in-person), e-mail, and telephone support as a technician to all users of the University community. Supported users with generic office productivity software as well as specialized software including SPSS, EndNote. Awarded Student Employee of the month.
Soka University of America Sohokai Young Founders Undergraduate Alumni Association: Board of Representatives member, years served 2015-2018
SGI-USA Buddhist Organization: Behind-the-scenes group & event planning coordinator, 2007-2009; Multi-day conference logistics coordinator, 2008-2015; LGBTQ Group national coordinator, 2009-2015; Young men’s activities coordinator, 2006-current; e-mail communications coordinator 2015-present.
California Chapter of the American Planning Association – Orange Section: Student Rep, 2012
Urban Planning Student Association at UCI: Secretary, 2012
Buddhists for World Peace (SGI) Student Club: President, 2012-13; Social Media/Communications, 2011-12
Pearl Student Newspaper: Layout Editor, Copy Editor, and occasional Contributor, Fall 2002-May 2006
Soka University of America Swimming: Varsity Team, 2004-2006; Captain, 2005-2006